Natural Gas Futures and The U.S. Natural Gas ETF May Have Bottomed (UNG, GAZ, UNL, FCG, IEZ, WCAT)

Best Online Trades: There exists a possible buy trigger in the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSE:UNG) at 6.40 or higher.  Natural gas futures have a nice 1 year consolidation pattern on the longer term chart and the recent multi week up move initiated itself after a very convincing looking monthly reversal hammer.

I think it is possible that the mega bear market in natural gas futures is over for now.  Most other commodities have been trading higher for quite some time now on improving economic ‘fundamentals’ (ie. higher demand coupled with commodity scarcity).  It would seem to make sense that the factors that have made other commodities shoot dramatically higher would also eventually have a positive effect on natural gas.  [Reverse Split Possible For The United States Natural Gas ETF?]

The decline in 2008 was so fast and so deep that it is only natural to expect a 1 year bottoming process.

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For the longer chart to remain bullish, natural gas futures need to hold ground at 4.6 or higher during January 2011 and ideally we would see it trade at 5.00 or higher on a monthly closing basis for stronger confirmation that the bottom is in.

This is not the first time I have attempted to call a bottom in the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSE:UNG) or the natural gas futures.  In all my previous attempts we never had a very strong reversal signal and we clearly did not have enough price basing action.  But now we have this very convincing falling wedge pattern, the low of which shows a very convincing looking long legged reversal hammer.  [ETF Daily News notes some other related Natural Gas ETFs: United States 12 Month Natural Gas (NYSE:UNL), iPath DJ-UBS Natural Gas TR Sub-Idx ETN (NYSE:GAZ), First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Idx (NYSE:FCG), iShares Dow Jones US Oil Equipment Index (NYSE:IEZ), Jefferies | TR/J CRB Wildcatters Exploration & Production Equity ETF (NYSE:WCAT).]

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So the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSE:UNG) looks quite good at 6.40 as a buy trigger to move higher from here.  The volume yesterday in the (UNG) also helps as a clue that we could exceed 6.40 in the days/weeks ahead.

Written By Thomas Carreno From Best Online Trades 

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